Sobótka is a municipal bathing beach at the foot of the 50-meter slope of the Vistula River in Płock, which is considered to be one of the cleanest in Mazovia. A successful rest on the lagoon is guaranteed not only by the vast beach, but also by the well – prepared infrastructure: water equipment rental, sports fields and walking paths.
Sobótka swimming pool
Most people coming to Sobótka enjoy swimming in the lagoon and sandy beach, where you can spread a blanket or organize a picnic. A special part of the reservoir with a 40-meter water slide has been separated for parents with children.
Within the boundaries of the bathing beach there are beach volleyball courts, a beach handball field and wooden jetties, which are the starting and finishing place for rowing competitions and beach volleyball tournaments taking place in Sobótka.
You can rent beach equipment (sun loungers, umbrellas, slide, badminton equipment) and water equipment (pedals and kayaks) in the rental shop on the lagoon. There are also free toilets and changing cabins on the beach, and the grill bar and restaurant await the hungry and thirsty. An additional advantage of the beach is free, public Wi-Fi.
The bathing area is guarded daily during the holiday season from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Lifeguards watch over the safety of people resting at Sobótka. It is worth remembering that for hygienic reasons, dogs are not allowed to enter Sobótka, and you are not allowed to smoke cigarettes here.
Tumska Ciuchcia and access to the lagoon
There is a car park for several dozen cars next to the bathing beach. There is also a public bus no.44 running from the center of Płock to the reservoir. On summer weekends, you can reach the bathing area by a tourist train, i.e. Tumska Ciuchcia. It consists of two 20-person wagons and from the Płock Zoo it starts at the following hours: 11.00, 12.30. 14.00, 15.30 and 17.00. The cars are equipped with a sound system, thanks to which passengers can hear about Płock, its history and monuments. The ticket costs PLN 9. The route takes about 1 hours.
Walks by the water
There are walking and cycling paths around the reservoir. Near the reservoir, on the other side of Rybaki Street, there is a FunPark ropes course with two routes: for the elderly and for children, an inflatable obstacle course and a slide, a climbing wall, a shooting range and an archery range, and a paintball area.
After a day of relaxation by the water, you can go for a walk along the Vistula River up to the pier located at the foot of the Tumskie Hill. It overlooks the river and the surrounding area.
The Castle of the Dukes of Mazovia is located on the headland of the Vistula embankment – the showpiece of Płock. The Gothic building was erected during the reign of Casimir the Great, and today it houses the Diocesan Museum with a collection of sacred art.